Saban Films has purchased the U.S. distribution rights for the upcoming horror/sci-fi fill Cell, which stars John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.
Cell is based on a Stephen King book of the same name which is an apocalyptic story about “a mysterious cell phone signal that’s broadcast across the network and turns the population into mindless animals.” Adam Alleca (The Last House on the Left) has written the script with Paranormal Activity 2 director Tod “Kip” Williams behind the camera.
Cusack is the lead, playing a struggling graphic artist who “bands together with a small group of fellow survivors to trek across a decimated New England to seek answers and reunite with his son.”
On the purchase, Bill Bromiley, Saban Film President said: “Stephen King is widely recognized as a master of the horror genre. Combining his talent along with Tod’s vision and this dynamic cast, which reteams King, John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson for the first time since 1408, delivers a truly unique modern tale of survival.”
King himself noted on the film, saying: “I enjoyed working on Cell and love the way it turned out… Kip Williams has made a scary and thoroughly entertaining movie. But you may want to put your cell phone in the freezer after seeing it.”